coun·​ter·​ed·​u·​ca·​tion ˌkau̇n-tər-ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce countereducation (audio)
variants or counter-education
: education that is intended to challenge or counteract specific beliefs, views, or tendencies of the person being educated
Uncle Jim only reconciles himself to Tom going off to university by promising that he will provide a countereducation when Tom comes back. Renny Christopher
… rejected the idea that education in a class society could ever be neutral. In the latter case, the pedagogue's job becomes the largely negative act of countereducation, that is, unmasking the bourgeois lies that are the daily diet … Laura Lee Downs
Counter-education requires as much structure, as much thought, as the system it seeks to replace. Norman Birnbaum

Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of countereducation was in 1836

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“Countereducation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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